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A creative way to reuse empty bottles to create something interesting and engaging for your child.

What You Need:


  • Clear plastic bottle with cover

  • Eye dropper and/or small spoon

  • Liquid detergent

  • Food coloring

  • Water

  • Small foil pieces

What To Do:


  1. Fill a bottle halfway with water.

  2. Have your child place a few drops of detergent into the water and then a drop or two of food coloring.  Ask her to describe what happened to the water.

  3. Ask her what she thinks will happen if she adds more food coloring.  Have her add in and stir a little more and describe what happens.

  4. Have her add in some small foil pieces.

  5. Cover the bottle and have her shake the bottle vigorously.

  6. Encourage her to talk about what she sees.